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01st November 2009

Adventures of a medieval Fellow revealed in new book

The perilous pilgrimages of a 15th century Fellow of Exeter are recounted for the first time in full in a new book, The Itineraries of William Wey. Between 1456 and 1462, Wey made three pilgrimages – to Compostella, Rome and the Holy Land – and now, for the first time, his narrative has been translated into modern English.

Wey himself emerges as an adventurous and resourceful narrator. Giving practical and homely advice on kit, conduct and currency, as well as vivid descriptions of the countries he journeyed through, Wey’s account offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of medieval pilgrims, and into the vibrant scenery of 15th century Europe itself.

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